Siren Watcher Researcher Writer - Warframe Choices: Which Warframe for which content?

Warframe Choices:

Which Warframe for which content?

Author: Siren Watcher. Published: 2019-08-04.

Warframe Choices:

Which Warframe for which content?

Siren Watcher Researcher Writer - Warframe Choices: Which Warframe for which content?

Author: Siren Watcher. Published: 2019-08-04.

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Disclaimer: This is just general opinion. Though I tried to research the collective opinion. These Frames have abilities that make them perform better in these areas, though you can arguably build any Frame for any kind of content. These frames will just have easier times in the content advised.

Endless Missions: [can have multiple rounds] Defection, Defense, Excavation, Infested Salvage, Interception, and Survival.

Non-Endless Missions: [extract after 1 round] Exterminate, Rush (Archwing), Sabotage, and Spy.

About the Mission types and their Rewards.

Index Frames

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These frames are built for Index. Meaning they are tanky or bring a particular skill which works well for Index.

In the perfect group; you need 1 point carrier (tank) and 3 damage dealers / utility frames.

Point Carriers / Tanks:

The aim is to hold 5/10/15 points to bank at a time. Run over the green points that drop from enemies or allies that are killed. Remember to keep an eye on the timer and bank the points (0 secs = no credits gained).

Rhino

Build rhino around Ironskin. Remember to keep it up. An example of a build can be found here.

Nezha

Stack Power Strength to improve Nezha’s Shield. Make sure you are either keeping Zenurik up, or running over the energy orbs incase you need to reapply the shield.

Damage / Utility Frames:

Place waypoints in the ground where you kill enemies for the tank to run over and pick up the green markers. If you pick them up, it lowers your armor / health, stops your energy from accrueing. So just leave it to the tank, and nuke enemies freely to make the Index over as fast as possible.

Nova

Slowva has fantastic utility here. The enemies can be very annoying jumping around and teleporting away. Slowva makes enemies much easier to hit and speeds things up incredibly. This video explains how to build her for slowing enemies.

Mesa

Mesa is a machine in here. Find somewhere up high, preferably near an energy orb or remember to use Zenurik. Enjoy peacemaker, bring a long range weapon and just snipe away.

Farming Frames

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These are the frames which have abilities that help you gather more resources. As of current you cannot stack these warframes abilities for even more loot (Retrieve Notes), except Ivara and Smeeta Kavat.

Desecrate [Ability], allows you to reroll each corpse, or if u have slash damage (cut an enemy into multiple pieces on death) u can reroll for each body part.

Slash Damage [Weapons], click dropdown list, click the arrow on the top right of the table, ordering by slash % is the best stat to look for.

Tentacle Swarm [Ability], puts tenticles everywhere that fuck shit up.

  • Pilfering Swarm [Mod], makes mobs caught in your tenticles drop extra loot.
  • Strangledome [Ability], creates a dome of chains which captures targets.

Pilfering Strangledome [Mod], makes mobs caught in your net drop extra loot.

Petrify [Ability], turns enemies to stone.

Ore Gaze [Mod], givies a chance to drop extra loot and codex scan.

Prowl [Ability], natively pickpockets enemies whilst in stealth.

Charm [Mod], gives the cat a spell to randomly give you a loot buff sometimes.

Tek Enhance [optional Mod], you can use this to boost the buffs acquired.

  • Retrieve [Mod], nicknamed Chesacrate (after Nekros’ Desecrate), does the same thing by rerolling a corpse for more loot.

Eidolon Frames

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This is the meta for eidolons. Whilst there are other frames that can down them, these are the meta group frames people will expect you to bring in a traditional group.

Spy Mission Frames

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The following are all the frames with a form of stealth:

Lasers

Not Immune

Guards

Lasers

Guards

Lasers

Guards

Ash

Lasers

Guards

Lasers

Guards

Alerted but Immune

ESO (Elite Sanctuary Onslaught) Frames

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If your in Eso, you will want one of the following frames:

Interception Frames

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Interception involves holding multiple points in a mission. If you are trying to solo this mission, these frames can be useful. If not, any normal frame is good for interception, preferably one with AoE capability. So the following are great for handling the entire map yourself.

Survival and Infested Salvage Frames

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Survival and Infested Salvage are similar in the sense that you are just AoE dpsing the entire mission and surviving. So the following are frames that have decent survivability and can do AoE dps.

Non Endless - Speed Frames

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Non Endless missions are those done “fast”. By fast we are talking, as fast as you can do them and still kill enemies if it is a relic mission.

Drift frame is a thing in Warframe. Where some users rate the speed of a Warframe and ranks them. A Tier List can be found here, prior one here, which can explain why some frames are chosen if I fail to explain below.

Tank Frames

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Tanks or tanky dps are frames who can take the brunt of the damage in a group. Usually these frames will have a specific ability making them a good tank, or a form of passive which allows them to be tankier if a dps.

Defence and Excavation Frames

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Aim: Both defense and excavation are both about protecting a singular place.

Best frames have space protection that they can use to cover a target or space around it. You generally only need one of these frames in a mission at a time:

Other great frames to bring alongside the former are AoE Damage / AoE CC frames:

Defection Frames

Defection Video

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Sources

Kubrow 4-Set Mods: Warframe Kubrow Mecha Set as Bonus High Damage

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